Presidency denies rumours of impending Qandil dismissal

Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil will not be dismissed from his post, presidential spokesperson Ehab Fahmy said Sunday, despite growing rumours President Mohamed Morsy was considering a governmental re-shuffle amid 30 June protests.

Speaking during a press conference, Fahmy denied speculation that Morsy would appoint Defence Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as prime minister or transfer similar powers to that of the president to him.

The conference took place as tens of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to demand the ouster of the Islamist leader.

Dialogue was the only way out of the current political crisis, he added.

"Dialogue is the only way through which we can reach an understanding…The presidency is open to a real and serious national dialogue," presidential spokesman Ehab Fahmy told reporters.

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